Tangier Island General

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    Methodist Parsonage
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  • 1. Methodist Parsonage House

    This home of the resident reverend was built in 1887. It is the only house on the island with a basement and the first to have an indoor loo. It was the first house to have a chain-link fence. That...

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  • 2. Second Trip

    If there were a sixth star, I would opt for that. The second trip to Tangier was with my friends Peter Foster (white shirt) and Ben Dessart (green). We did essentially the same things I did with...

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  • 3. Multi Purpose Front Garden

    Tangier Island is small and is shrinking from erosion. So all the land above water is used to the maximum - chickens, bikes, cats and graves all share space in...

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  • 4. Tangier 23440

    Things mainlanders take for granted such as mail delivery, fire protection, and medical care are big challenges on an isolated outpost such as this. Even with a...

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  • 5. Where crab is king

    The best part of Tangier Island is seeing how crabs have become the force in the local economy. About 75% of our country's soft shell crabs (those that have...

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  • 6. War Memorials

    Outside the Swain Memorial United Methodist Church, there are 3 war memorials. The first is for those who died in World War 1 and 2, the second is for those who...

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  • 7. Hilda Crockett's Chesapeake House

    This was the island's first Bed and Breakfast opened in 1939. It is still in operation pretty much as Mrs. Crockett would have wanted. They still serve family...

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  • 8. Bay View Inn

    I put this here in general tips or favourites because we passed by this and didn't stay here. I was impressed with the architecture of the main house. The Bay...

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  • 9. Gladstone Memorial Health Centre

    Dr. Charles Gladstone (1880-1968) was Tangier's longest serving doctor. He arrived in 1918 and was always on call. His flat fee was $1.50 per month but would...

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  • 10. Doctors' House

    The Doctors' House was owned consecutively by Drs. Samuel Oglesby, William Daisey, Bache Gill, and Charles Gladstone. Dr. Gladstone never lived there, but...

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  • 11. Tangier Volunteer Fire Department

    The Tangier Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1964 and moved to this location in 1983. Fire is especially dangerous on a small island, where wooden...

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  • 12. The Double Six

    This is a "favourite" because, apart from the bed and breakfast inns, this is the only restaurant with an historical placard outside it. The Double Six Sandwich...

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  • 13. Tangier Combined School

    Tangier Combined School (T.C.S.) is the only school in Virginia where K-12 meet under one roof. It was established in 1932 and is one of 11 schools that make up...

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  • 14. Low lying island

    Tangier is really a cluster of marshy islands in the Chesapeake Bay about fifteen miles from the Eastern Shore. Tangier has been eroding away for years. The...

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  • 15. Golf Carts

    Golf Cart rentals are available at the Sunset Inn, which is located near the beach. Highly recomended. They are a little pricey, but well worth the money. Get...

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  • 16. Crab Shedding

    About two weeks before the blue crab sheds its hard shell, it becomes what local watermen call a 'peeler crab'. The men get up very early in the morning and...

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  • 17. It's Not Just a Wall - It's A Bulletin Board

    This little sign tacked on the wall of the Double Six Sandwich Shop and Fisherman's Deli (which I'm not sure is a going concern at the moment) says:"Michele...

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  • 18. Deep Religious Convictions

    The informational sign outside of the church on Tangier tells part of the story of the Rev. Joshua Thomas. The Rev. Thomas was responsible in great part for the...

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  • 19. Lighthouse Trash Cans

    It took me a couple of seconds to realize that this nice lighthouse model was really a trash can. I was even more surprised to see one out on the marshlands....

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  • 20. Peter Williams House

    The Peter Williams House is one of Tangier's oldest and largest homes. It was once decorated with a gingerbread design. Williams was the owner and operator of...

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  • 21. Ducks

    The evening before I saw the people on one of the other sailboats in the marina feeding the ducks. So even though Bob said not to feed them, I threw them a few...

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